About Housing Authority of the City of Perth Amboy

The Housing Authority of the City of Perth Amboy is a Section 8 and Public Housing public housing agency in Perth Amboy, New Jersey.

The Housing Authority of the City of Perth Amboy serves Perth Amboy.

Housing Authority of the City of Perth Amboy Waiting Lists

Housing Authority of the City of Perth Amboy Section 8 HCV Waiting List : Closed

 The Housing Authority of the City of Perth Amboy (HACPA) Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher waiting list is currently closed. It is not known when the waiting list was last open, or when it will reopen.

According to the HACPA website, it will send out a public notice through local newspapers and other agencies when the waiting list reopens.

Last Updated on 07/20/2015.

Public Housing Waiting List: Closed

The Perth Amboy Housing Authority is not accepting public housing waiting list applications at this time.

Last Updated on 06/04/2015.


About the Housing Authority of the City of Perth Amboy Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Program

As of March 31st, 2016 the Housing Authority of the City of Perth Amboy manages 910 active Housing Choice Vouchers.

The following is a summary of the types of vouchers managed and the monthly costs of each:

Standard Homeownership Tenant Protection Ported Out
Vouchers 625 32 113 45
Monthly Cost Per Voucher $930 $1,038 $911 $1,038
Monthly Cost $581,031 $33,230 $102,977 $46,704

Household Characteristics of Voucher Holders for Housing Authority of the City of Perth Amboy

Waiting List and Tenancy

According to the 2016 Q4 Picture of Subsidized Households database, the housing authority's voucher program has an annual turnover of 4% having issued approximately 262 vouchers in the past year. The average voucher holder has received housing benefits for 9 years and 11 months. According to the 2016 PSH database, persons who were issued a voucher in the preceding 12 months waited an average of 69 months on the waiting list1.

Income Characteristics

According to 2016 Q4 Picture of Subsidized Households data, the average voucher household contains 2.2 persons and has a household income of $18,236 per year. 97% of households were very low income (VLI) and 79% were extremely low income (ELI). 33% of households had wages as a major source of income, 1% of households had welfare (TANF, General Assistance or Public Assistance) as their primary source of income, and 64% of households had other income (Social Security, Disability or Pension) as their major source of income.

Heads of Household Characteristics

0% of households were headed by a person 24 years old or less, 35% were headed by a person 25 to 49 years old, 22% were headed by a person 51 to 60 years old, and 43% were headed by a person 62 years old or older. In addition, 5% of households were headed by a person 85 years old or older.

32% of households included children, 4% of which had two adults in the household. 29% of households with children have a female head of household. 86% of all households were headed by a female.

91% of all voucher households were headed by minorities with 11% of all heads of households being Black and 3% being Hispanic.

Of all households participating in the Housing Authority of the City of Perth Amboy Housing Choice Voucher program, 28% include at least one person with a disability. 31% of households with a head of household 61 years or less were headed by a person with a disability. 67% of households headed by someone 62 or older were headed by a person with a disability.

Bedroom Size and Overhousing

40% of voucher holders reside in a home with zero or 1 bedroom, 29% with 2 bedrooms and 30% with 3 or more bedrooms. 14% of voucher recipients are considered overhoused, meaning they occupy a rental unit larger than their family size requires.

Rent, Assistance, and Utility Allowances

The average monthly tenant contribution to rent by Housing Authority of the City of Perth Amboy voucher holders in 2016 was $480 and the average monthly HUD expenditure per voucher holder was $1,196. The average utility allowance across all voucher recipients is $145.



1. This Picture of Subsidized Households data field is the average wait time of those who received a voucher in the preceding 12 months. Due to special voucher programs like VASH, recent waiting list purges, or waiting list preferences the average wait time can vary significantly from one year to the next and it is entirely possible many current applicants on the waiting list have been waiting for assistance for far longer.


Public Housing Operated by Housing Authority of the City of Perth Amboy

639 Cortlandt St
William A. Dunlap Homes is a 214 unit low income housing apartment community in Perth Amboy.
905 Convery Blvd
John A. Delaney Homes is a 252 unit low income housing apartment community in Perth Amboy.
618 New Brunswick Ave
The Parkview is a 84 unit low income housing apartment community in Perth Amboy.
Apartments in this community are not rent subsidized. However, this apartment community has rents considered affordable for low income families in Perth Amboy.
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415 Fayette St
Wesley T. Hansen Apartments is a 148 unit low income housing apartment community in Perth Amboy.
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Affordable Apartments near Housing Authority of the City of Perth Amboy

205 Hall Ave
J.B.W. New Construction is a 8 unit low income housing apartment community in Perth Amboy.
Apartments in this community are not rent subsidized. However, this apartment community has rents considered affordable for low income families in Perth Amboy.
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421 State St
State Street Plaza is a 8 unit low income housing apartment community in Perth Amboy.
Apartments in this community are not rent subsidized. However, this apartment community has rents considered affordable for low income families in Perth Amboy.
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211 Hall Ave
Rose Towers - Rehabilitation is a 8 unit low income housing apartment community in Perth Amboy.
Apartments in this community are not rent subsidized. However, this apartment community has rents considered affordable for low income families in Perth Amboy.
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